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Estimation and testing of household labour demand models: Evidence from Spain

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  • Laura Crespo

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This paper provides an empirical contribution to the debate about the choice of the most appropriate model to analyse the labour supply decisions of multiperson households. I propose a parametric specification for couples’ labour supply which allows for testing both the unitary model and the collective model. I also test the distribution factor independence of outcomes using differences in the education level between spouses as a distribution factor. The results based on Spanish data from the ECHP show that household labour supply outcomes are distribution factor dependent and that neither the unitary model nor the collective one fits these data.

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  • Laura Crespo, 2009. "Estimation and testing of household labour demand models: Evidence from Spain," Investigaciones Economicas, Fundación SEPI, vol. 33(2), pages 303-335, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:iec:inveco:v:33:y:2009:i:2:p:303-335
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    Keywords

    Household labour supply behaviour; collective model; unitary model.;

    JEL classification:

    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • D13 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Production and Intrahouse Allocation

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